how to pronounce seventeen


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the above transcription of seventeen is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

seventeen is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of seventeen in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… six seventeen or something when I got it …”

meanings of seventeen


  1. The cardinal number occurring after sixteen and before eighteen, represented in Roman numerals as XVII and in Arabic numerals as 17.

seventeen frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word seventeen occurs in english on average 5.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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